A good New Year to everyone and if you have never tried Bowls, or have not played in a while why not make it your New Year resolution to come along and have a go in 2010.
The club is situated behind the old Abernethy Hotel (now the Corn Kist) on Back Dykes and the season runs from April through September.
Bowling is a great sport for everyone with membership open to anyone over 8 years old; no equipment is need to start with as the club has sets of bowls which can be used. The club has an active junior membership with supervised coaching on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.
The licensed clubhouse was refurbished in 2009 and members and friends enjoy many social functions throughout the year.
Dates for your diary are:
For further information please call Frances on 850788 or Alan on 850424.
Saved by Local Business
The President and committee of Abernethy Bowling club have paid tribute to the local businesses who have helped the club recover from what could have been a disastrous start to the season.
The banks and ditches surrounding the green had collapsed and whilst play would have still been possible(just) the club would not have been allowed to host any official matches against other clubs nor host their popular ‘Open tournaments’ which attract bowlers from far and wide to this popular venue.
The portacabin which served as the changing facility for many years crumbled under the weight of December’s snow and ice as the roof caved in and was deemed to be beyond economic repair.
Local firm Binn Skips and recycling specialist SITA stepped in with a cash donation of £7000 and free labour worth as much as £5000 to allow the club to undertake repairs to the Green as well as to buy a new changing facility
William Allison of Allison Fencing kindly donated new rink markers and Brian Stewart of Elles Builders supplied new steps to allow access to the green.
Frances Easton the club’s President said ‘if it was not for the generosity of these local businesses then the club would have been in serious danger of going under as the club’s revenue would have been decimated. Thankfully this was not the case and there is a full programme of matches and events planned throughought the year.’
The season opened for play on10th April to unanimous praise from those attending who said the green now looks fantastic and plays great.
Junior coaching is now underway on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm and on Saturday mornings from 9.45am Anyone over 8 is welcome to come along and have a go. Contact Ron Guthrie the junior coach on 850315 for more details.
This year the fully licensed clubhouse will open every Saturday evening from 7pm and play host to regular fun events-Quiz nights, Games nights and even Bingo will feature and all members and friends are welcome. A barbecue is planned when the weather picks up-details on this and other events will be posted throughout the village.
The club is pleased to welcome new members. If you have never played before but would like to try then come along on a Thursday night from 6 .45 when someone will be on hand to help you.
At the time of writing our village is again under a blanket of snow and winter shows no sign of abating just yet-but don’t despair as the committee of the Abernethy Bowling club has the perfect tonic to shake off these winter blues.
A disco is being held in the Masonic Hall on Saturday 12th March. A light supper will be served and tickets at only £5 are available from any committee member.
The green opens for play on Saturday 9th April at 2pm and we look forward to seeing both existing and new members.
The club has active Gents and Junior (from 8 years old) playing sections and this year we are hoping that more ladies will also come along and play.
The club has equipment which can be borrowed so no need to worry about having your own bowls.
If anyone would like more information about the club please contact either Alan(850424) or Frances (850788).
Another season has ended and the committee would like to thank all members, friends
visiting bowlers and sponsors for their support during the past year.
The season started very promisingly in April with a spell of warm weather and whilst we hoped for a long dry summer as recompense for the harsh winter Iʼm afraid all that we got was a typical wet Scottish summer.
Nevertheless there were more good days than bad and again it has been a successful season.
It was good to see new faces in the membership this year to add some extra competition to the many tournaments that are run throughout the season.
The winners have a chance to celebrate their good fortune at The annual Awards night which this year it is being held in the Masonic Hall on Saturday 19th November from 7pm. A buffet and Disco will follow the prize giving.
For further details and tickets which are only
£5 for adults and free for juniors please contact Frances (850788) or Alan (850424). It
promises to be a great night and certainly one not to be missed.
Another date for the diary is the clubs Annual General Meeting will be held in the clubhouse on Wednesday 30th November at 7pm and all members are requested to attend.
This is the members opportunity to have their say in the selection of the committee members and how their bowling club is being managed so please come along.
Yours in Bowling